Onkyo corporation is a Japanese consumer electronic technology manufacturer situated in the land of Osaka, this company is very popular in making devices like speakers, home theatres, popular for some of the most outstanding speakers in the world Onkyo is all set to launch its  first smartphone with the name tag of ‘Onkyo Granbeat’

The word Onkyo is a Japanese word which means ‘sound harmony’ that perfectly describes this company’s working ethics and with Onkyo Granbeat this Japanese giant is trying to indicate that it will be coming with the most outstanding sound oriented smartphone with few other top notch features like camera and a powerful hardware.

In this article we will be reviewing the upcoming smartphone made by Onkyo, the Onkyo Granbeat this device has the best sound quality and output compare to any other smartphone available, it has been made specifically for music lovers or people like me who listen to music all day long.

Designed to Express:


The Onkyo Granbeat has been designed to express the ecstasy of music with its user friendly shortcuts and innovative approach towards making a full throttle music smartphone and this is what that makes this device more remarkable. Manufactured from finned aluminium alloy the Onkyo Granbeat gives a very attractive look to its holder with its black finish this smartphone looks very amazing.

It has three dedicated shortcut keys for controlling music with fast forward and fast backward on the sides and play/pause button in the middle, this makes controlling music much more hustle free and being a music enthusiast this feature comes very handy and looks really cool.

Amazing viewing experience:

The Onkyo Granbeat will be coming with a 5”inch FULL HD IPS display having the maximum resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels, the picture quality of the screen can deliver upto 441 pixels per inch which is very impressive and we can expect to get some of the most amazing viewing experience from the Onkyo Granbeat.

Having a remarkable screen quality is not enough now a days users want their smartphone’s display to be tougher & more durable and for that the Onkyo Granbeat has a scratch proof layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protecting it from all kinds of dangers.

Powerful Hardware:

This Onkyo’s Granbeat is a powerhouse from the inside with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 64 bit 1.8 GHz Hexa-core processor running alongside Qualcomm Aderno 510 GPU with 3 gigs of LPDDR3 RAM and 128 gigs of Internal storage which can be expanded with the help of a micro SD/ SDHC/ SDXC card upto 256 Gigs.

With a powerful processor like such, this device will probably give its users a smooth and lag free experience along with a very impressive speed.

High definition Cameras:

The Onkyo Granbeat will be coming with some outstanding camera quality and some of the latest techy features which are found on the highly popular smartphones. It will be coming with a 16 MP Sony IMX298 Exmor RS with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash capable of shooting videos at the speed of 30 frames per second. All features like autofocus, panorama, face detection, ISO settings etc. are found here.

Talking about its front camera, it comes with an 8 MP secondary camera having aperture of f/2.2 which will give you amazing sharpness with right amount of vividness.


The Onkyo’s to be launched Granbeat will come with the Android operating system running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will be likely to receive a software update for Android 7.0 Nougat.

Manufactured for Music Lovers:


The Onkyo Granbeat has been manufactured for all those crazy music lovers who listen to music all day long, delivering never seen like music experience with its unparalleled sound quality the Onkyo Granbeat will surely make you head over heels with its sound output.

It comes with 2x ESS Technology ES9018C2M SABRE DAC and an amplifier for headphones i.e. SABRE ES9601. This device comes with two different headphone jacks one is 3.5mm & the other is 2.5mm both can be used as an in-line and microphone connections and the best part here is that you will also get extra credits on purchase of this smartphone which can be used to purchase online music from e-Onkyo website.

Decent Battery Life:

The Onkyo Granbeat is powered by a 3000mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery that will give you a standby time of 480 hours while on 3G network and a talk-time of 22 hours on 3G networks. It also supports Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 which means it will recharge its battery 50% faster than a normal device.

Few More Interesting features:

Highly Accurate Trackers

The Onkyo Granbeat comes preloaded with some of the best tracking software of the smartphone market like GPS, A-GPS, and GLONASS which used together can provide the most accurate navigations and tracking options.

Network & Coverage

This device supports GSM frequencies of 850, 900, 1800 & 1900 MHz and Standard frequencies supported for UMTS are 850, 900, 1700, 1900 & 2100 MHz It also comes with full support of 4G networks with Standard LTE FDD LTE supporting  these frequencies 2100, 1800, 2600, 900, 800 & 850 MHz

Hefty Price Tag

Given its unparalleled approach to enhance the sound experience taking it into a completely different level Onkyo did not held back to price it heavily for the services its offering if rumours are right the Onkyo Granbeat will be priced at around $800-$900 which surely is very expensive but you will also get some credits for purchasing online music but the exact amount is still undisclosed.

Bottom Line:

“The Onkyo Granbeat is a revolutionary smartphone for our current market because of its unique and innovative approach towards making a device with high-tech sound enhancement systems typically found on music players and that is what makes this phone special”

But it is a big blow for a normal person as paying $800-900 for a device is not everybody can do. So, in my opinion, the Onkyo Granbeat is an extraordinary smartphone especially for music lovers and don’t hesitate to purchase it if you can afford it.